'Read. Eat. Grow' with CCPL and Lowcountry Food Bank this summer in the Charlie Cart mobile kitchen

May 28, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the farmers market? Do you have a knee-high sous chef whose interest in cooking you want to foster and develop in a safe, educatio...

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The Rise of Streetcars and Trolleys in Charleston

May 24, 2019

Horse-drawn streetcars and electric trolleys might today seem like quaint vestiges of the obsolete past, but the debut of Charleston’s first street railway in 1866 marked the beginning of a golden age of local mass transit. Since traffic is curr...

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Piccolo Spoleto performances to fill Main Library Auditorium

May 23, 2019

CHARLESTON, SC - The summer can't really start until Spoleto and Picoolo Spoleto festivals kick off in Charleston! This year, six great Piccolo Spoleto shows are being performed at the Main Library.

Starting Tuesday, May 28, arts lovers can enjoy...

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CCPL programs throughout June to honor Emanuel AME victims

May 23, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. — As we approach the fourth anniversary of the Emanuel AME Church shooting on June 17, Charleston County Public Library is planning several special events and programs to honor the nine Charlestonians who lost their lives, inclu...

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CCPL to open Wando Mount Pleasant Library on Monday, June 10

May 23, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will open the Wando Mount Pleasant Library, located at 1400 Carolina Park Boulevard in Mount Pleasant, on Monday, June 10 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend a Ribbon Cutting Cere...

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Game of Thrones ending got you down? Check out this book list of amazing endings

May 21, 2019

CHARLESTON - Now that Game of Thrones is done and the criticisms of the final season – and that final episode – are hitting peak form with epic memes and hilarious tweets. For eight seasons, Sunday nights on social media have been focused on ...

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Human Library reading list: Books about the life of a litigator

May 18, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Defense attorney David Aylor gave firsthand accounts of what it's like defending South Carolina residents accused of crimes and how he works to maintain a meaningful status in the community during Saturday's Human Library Series...

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'No mistakes, just happy little accidents' for teens during Bob Ross painting series this summer

May 14, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - “I guess I’m a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That’s okay though; I have more fun than most people.”

Let your teens get a little weird at the library this summer with Bob Ross! Whether it's making su...

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Chef Kevin Mitchell's recipe from 'Black Hands to White Mouths' presentation at John's Island Regional

May 13, 2019

JOHN'S ISLAND, S.C. - Chef Kevin Mitchell discussed on Saturday his research of Charleston’s enslaved and free African-American cooks. “From Black Hands to White Mouths: Charleston’s Freed and Enslaved Cooks and their Influence on the Food ...

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The Charleston Riot of 1919

May 10, 2019

Today marks the centenary of one of the biggest public disturbances in Charleston’s history—the so-called “race riot” of 1919. Late on the night of Saturday, May 10th, young white sailors fueled by racial hatred roamed the heart of the cit...

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